|Jesus in the Midst of the Doctors - Alexandre Bida|
TO CHEW ON: "The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned
The Lord God has opened My ear
And I was not rebellious
Nor did I turn away." Isaiah 50:4-5
By the context it's easy to identify the Servant in this Song as Jesus (Just go on to Isaiah 50:6 and compare to Matthew 27:30). We have in Isaiah's words a wonderful Jesus-template on which to pattern our lives.
- Appropriate speech
- A disciplined spirit
- A personal relationship with God
- A compliant heart
What would Jesus do (WWJD)? We have many answers to that question in this Servant Song. Will we follow His lead?
PRAYER: Dear God, Jesus' example life is beautiful but impossible for me to copy without the activity of the Holy Spirit in my life. Help me to live out these qualities of wisdom, good speech, a teachable spirit, and a compliant heart. May my relationship with You be personal, honest, and strong. Amen.
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